Berry Combs and Fruit Pickers
The very best kit for picking, fruit, nuts and berries
The Best Fruit Pickers, Comb and Rakes
Welcome to Wild Foodie, your unrivalled source for top-tier fruit harvesting and preservation essentials. We take immense pride in presenting the finest fruit picking equipment, including fruit rakes, combs, telescopic fruit pickers, and an array of preservation and processing kits, all aimed at elevating your fruit-related activities. The products that we have selected show a dedication to excellence sets them apart, making Wild Foodie the ultimate destination for ensuring your fruit experiences are truly exceptional.
Berry Pickers, Combs and Rakes
Introducing our selection of specially crafted berry pickers, combs, and rakes – the quintessential tools for effortlessly gathering the most prized bilberries or whimberries. At Wild Foodie, we understand the joy that comes from collecting these delicate treasures, and our meticulously selected equipment is tailored to enhance your bilberry-picking experience. Whether you're a seasoned forager or a novice explorer, our berry pickers, combs, and rakes ensure that not a single whimberry is left behind. Say goodbye to tedious picking and welcome a world of ease and abundance with our exceptional selection of tools.
Telescopic Fruit Pickers and Grabbers
Step into the world of telescopic fruit pickers and grabbers – your solution for effortlessly harvesting apples and hard-to-reach nuts. Wild Foodie proudly presents these innovative tools that extend your reach to gather the freshest produce from the highest branches and most elusive corners. Whether you're a dedicated orchardist or an enthusiast for rare nuts, our telescopic instruments redefine convenience and safety, eliminating the need for ladders and risky climbs. Get ready to enhance your harvesting endeavours and relish the rewards of your labour with the unmatched precision of our selection of telescopic fruit pickers and grabbers.
Fruit Processing tools
Embark on a journey of culinary craftsmanship with our collection of fruit processing tools, meticulously designed to elevate your gastronomic pursuits. At Wild Foodie, we take great pride in presenting an assortment of expertly crafted instruments, including hand presses, nutcrackers, and cherry pitters. Whether you're pressing fresh fruits into delightful juices, cracking open nuts for your favourite recipes, or effortlessly preparing cherries for delectable desserts, our tools are tailored to make every facet of your fruit processing experience seamless and gratifying. Unleash your culinary creativity with the companionship of Wild Foodie's fruit processing tools, and let the ordinary evolve into the exceptional.
Nut Rollers and Collectors
Introducing the innovation you've been waiting for – nut rollers and collectors, designed to revolutionise the way you gather fallen nuts like walnuts. At Wild Foodie, we're thrilled to present these cutting-edge tools that streamline the process of harvesting nuts from the ground. With our nut rollers, you can effortlessly collect fallen nuts while sparing your back from unnecessary strain. Whether you're a dedicated nut enthusiast or simply seeking a more efficient way to gather nature's treasures, our nut rollers and collectors are the answer. Say goodbye to hours of bending and collecting – say hello to a new era of effortless nut harvesting with Wild Foodie's selection of ingenious nut collecting solutions.
Fruit Storage and Preservation
Step into the realm of preserving nature's finest flavours with our comprehensive fruit storage and preservation kit, a treasure trove of tools that ensure your harvest is enjoyed all year round. At Wild Foodie, we take pride in presenting a meticulously curated collection that includes everything from cider making equipment to specialised bags and tools for freezing fruit, as well as state-of-the-art dehydrators. Whether you're dreaming of crafting your own signature ciders, stocking up on frozen fruits for smoothies, or preserving the essence of each season with delectable dried treats, our kit empowers you to become a master of preservation. We have hand-selected the very best tools for the job. Your harvest's vibrant colours and tantalising tastes can be preserved, celebrated, and savoured, no matter the time of year.
What is a Berry Comb?
A berry comb, rake, or picker are purpose-built instruments tailored to streamline the process of harvesting berries. A berry comb showcases a collection of pliable teeth that deftly separate ripe berries from their branches, allowing them to descend into a receptacle or designated surface with minimal risk of harming either the fruit or the plant itself. Conversely, a berry rake boasts broader and more robust teeth, performing a comparable role in gathering berries but with enhanced efficiency for larger quantities. Furthermore, a picker often incorporates a mechanism that enables the selective removal of berries, granting the user greater control during the collection process. These tools collectively serve as indispensable aids, substantially simplifying the extraction of delicate berries from bushes and shrubs while optimising the overall harvesting experience.
Which Fruit Picker is best?
The ideal fruit picker in the context of telescopic apple or fruit picking is contingent upon various factors such as telescopic length, attachment mechanism, and durability. An optimal choice would boast an adjustable telescopic pole catering to the required harvesting height, a secure attachment mechanism for the fruit—be it through a basket or prongs—and a robust build to withstand the weight and demands of the harvesting process. Additionally, user comfort, ease of use, and the picker's compatibility with the specific fruit you're targeting should also play pivotal roles in determining the best-suited fruit picker for your needs.
What is the best way to store fruit?
For long-term storage of fruit such as berries and apples, freezing can be an excellent option to preserve their flavour and nutritional value. To freeze berries, start by washing and thoroughly drying them. Then, spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer until they're individually frozen. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container, removing as much air as possible before sealing. Frozen berries can be used in smoothies, baked goods, or as toppings.
However, if you're looking for alternative means of preservation, consider options like dehydrating and cider making. Dehydrating involves removing the moisture from the fruit, which helps prevent spoilage. Using a dehydrator or an oven set to a low temperature, you can dry sliced apples or berries until they're leathery and no longer moist. These dried fruits can be enjoyed as snacks or rehydrated for various culinary uses.
Cider making is a fantastic way to preserve apples and enjoy a delicious beverage. By crushing and pressing apples, you can extract their juices and ferment them into juice or cider. This process typically involves using cider-making equipment, including presses and fermentation vessels. Homemade apple cider can be a delightful and refreshing treat, perfect for enjoying throughout the year.
Is it legal to harvest wild fruit in the UK?
In the UK, the legality of harvesting wild fruit depends on factors like location and permissions. Generally, foraging for personal consumption on public land is permitted, provided you have access rights, respect conservation areas, avoid protected species, gather a reasonable amount, and use appropriate tools. However, regulations can vary, and it's important to be informed about local laws, seek permissions if necessary, and adhere to guidelines to ensure responsible and legal foraging practices.